On 04/28/17 at approximately 8:54 AM Douglas County Deputies responded to 6608 Batterman Rd. to investigate an injury traffic accident. They found a single vehicle (2015 GMC Sierra) approximately 20 feet off off the road.
Investigation revealed the vehicle appeared to be traveling towards Rock Island on Batterman Rd. It crossed the centerline, went off the road, and struck and embankment. There was a single male driver.
Deputies started CPR and deployed their department issued AED. EMS and firefighters arrived and continued rescue efforts, but the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver was identified as 70 year old Kenneth R. Manke of East Wenatchee.
It is not known why the vehicle went off the road and the investigation is continuing.
The deceased was a loved and respected retired Wenatchee police officer. He will be missed and we send deepest condolences to his friends and family.